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TSS - Temporary Skill Shortage - Subclass 482

This visa enables employers to address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers where employers can't source an appropriately skilled Australian worker.

There are three streams for this visa:

  • the Short-term stream for up to two years (or four years if an international trade obligation applies)
  • the Medium-term stream, for up to four years; and
  • the Labour Agreement stream, for up to four years, where the nominating employer has an approved labour agreement.

Applicants for this visa must be nominated by an employer to work in an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations for your stream and have two years of relevant work experience. For the Labour Agreement stream, your occupation must be included in that applicable labour Agreement. They must demonstrate that they have the required skills, and this may involve a formal skill assessment. There is no age limit for this visa.

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This visa subclass replaced the former 457 working visa and is similar to the former visa. Our team has assisted many clients in achieving success with the former 457 visa and now with the new 482 visa. Holders of this visa may qualify in due course for independent skilled migration or State or Territory nomination migration (189 and 190 visas). They may also subsequently qualify for 186 employer-sponsored, permanent residence or 187 regional sponsored permanent residence.

If you do have an interest in this visa, or would like more information, please register your interest below, and we will get back to you.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I get a FREE consultation?

Yes. Your first consultation with our registered migration agent is free.

How long does it take to get a booking confirmation?

On average it may take between 3 hours to 24 hours to get a booking confirmation on weekdays.

Any request received on weekends and public holidays will be confirmed on the next business day.

Am I going to get advice from a registered migration agent?

Yes. All our migration agents advisors are registered with OMARA - Australia's Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority and abide by the migration agents' code of conduct.

How can I get a status update on my application process?

Your case officer will keep you informed of any progress on your visa application through emails and phone calls.

Note: The Visa Office will not respond to requests for a status update. They will only contact us if they require more information, such as medical checks and police checks. Otherwise, we need to wait until we hear anything back from the Visa Office.

If you would like to discuss an urgent matter with your case officer then, please click here and fill in the primary applicant's contact details and your case officer will get in touch with you shortly.